The City of Mount Vernon is inviting the public to a series of events aimed at informing residents of how their local government works.
Mayor Boudreau’s intent in hosting the monthly “Civic Saturday” events in 2020 is to demonstrate what city government does, how it fits into the greater (state/federal) political landscape, and to listen to and address the questions and concerns of those who are looking to participate in their local government.
“Research is showing a steady decline in the American people’s trust of state and federal government,” Boudreau said. “Conversely, we’re seeing an upward trend in the level of confidence people have in our local governments. It is crucial that, as this shift occurs, communities have a firm understanding of how their local governments work, and what it is that they do. An informed and active group of residents is essential for a community to thrive.”
Residents are encouraged to attend, participate and ask questions.
***Note: Please be sure to check the City website calendar prior to the event or call the Mayor’s Office at (360) 336-6211, as dates/topics/locations are subject to change***
Please note: All upcoming Civic Saturday Events are currently postponed due to COVID-19. A new schedule will be released at a future date.
Civic Saturday Topics & Dates
(click on the links for information and presentations given at the events)